Going Ons

By Alex Barasch 03/22/24
When climate protesters rose from the audience to disrupt “An Enemy of the People”—a revival of the Ibsen play, starring Jeremy Strong, which opened this week on Broadway—with cries of “No theatre on a dead…
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National Archives closes after climate change protesters dump red powder on U.S. Constitution

By Katherine Itoh 02/15/24
The National Archives rotunda and galleries in Washington, D.C., closed to the public early on Wednesday afternoon after two apparent climate change protesters dumped red powder on the case holding the U.S. Constitution.
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Greta Thunberg goes on trial over London oil industry protests

By Damien Gayle 02/01/24
Greta Thunberg defied a police officer’s instruction to comply with an order to stop protesting outside an oil industry summit in central London last year, a court has heard.
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STOP MVP: Artists From WV, VA & NC Against The Mountain Valley Pipeline

Includes unlimited streaming of STOP MVP: Artists From WV, VA & NC Against The Mountain Valley Pipeline via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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New Report Reveals Big Oil’s Playbook to Silence Climate Protests

By Juliana Broad 11/07/23
A new report by Greenpeace USA details the widespread coordination between the public and private sectors to monitor activism, punish protesters both physically and legally, and grease the wheels for proposed anti-protest bills that criminalize…
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Desire to ‘shake humanity awake’ lies behind new wave of climate protests

By James Osborne 10/23/23
This past spring Ali Zaidi, the 34-year-old climate adviser to President Joe Biden, was readying to give a speech about climate change at a Washington think tank when a dozen or so activists stormed the…
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How to Take out a Pipeline

By Greg Mikkelson 09/22/23
The speed of economic growth hinges to a large extent on the supply of fossil fuel, especially of oil and gas, which depends in turn on pipeline capacity. Thus, if we are to turn the…
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What climate activists mean when they say “end fossil fuels”

By Rebecca Leber 09/21/23
As world leaders are in New York City for the annual United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Ambition Summit, protesters hit the streets. Members of Extinction Rebellion, a climate group dedicated to disruptive civil…
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We Need Climate Action Everywhere, All at Once

By Katherine Hayhoe 09/20/23
Never in recorded history have we experienced a summer this hot. From the relentless heat dome over the southern United States to the heatwaves that scorched southern Europe and South America in winter, our global…
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The Fight Against Climate Change Returns to the Streets

By Bill McKibben 09/18/23
Keeping movements alive is hard work—they run on volunteer energy, and they can be derailed by too much success, too much failure, too much internal strife, too many competing interests. Or they can be hindered…
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Climate activists block Federal Reserve bank, calling for end to fossil fuel funding

By Dharna Noor 09/18/23
One day after the largest climate march since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of climate activists blockaded the Federal Reserve Bank in New York to call for an end to funding for coal,…
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Why did protests erupt around the world this weekend?

By Jessica Byrne 09/18/23
In dozens of countries and hundreds of cities worldwide, tens of thousands of people took to the streets this weekend to protest for an end to the burning of planet-warming fossil fuels. Rather timely, if…
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Climate Protesters March in New York City

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Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels

On September 15 to 17, millions of people around the world will take to the streets to demand a rapid, just, and equitable end to fossil fuels. This wave of global mobilisations will include the…

Climate Protest Tracker

In a complex, changing, and increasingly contested world, the Carnegie Endowment generates strategic ideas and independent analysis, supports diplomacy, and trains the next generation of international scholar-practitioners to help countries and institutions take on the…

Fridays for Future

#FridaysForFuture is a youth-led and -organised movement that began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against…


114 arrested at climate change protest in Lower Manhattan

Over 100 protesters were arrested during demonstrations on Wall Street to draw attention to climate change. Tom Negovan has the latest...
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Tens of thousands march to kick off climate summit, demanding end to warming-causing fossil fuels

By Seth Borenstein   09/18/23  
Yelling that the future and their lives depend on ending fossil fuels, tens of thousands of protesters on Sunday kicked off a week where leaders will try once again to curb climate change primarily caused…
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Massive climate change protests in New York aim to turn up heat on Biden

By Timothy Puko and Dino Grandoni   09/18/23  
They arrived by the thousands, wearing gas masks and melting-snowmen costumes and carrying signs calling for an end of burning fossil fuels. Climate Week started out with a bang as protesters inundated the streets of…
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Climate Protesters March on New York, Calling for End to Fossil Fuels

By Somini Sengupta, Hilary Howard and Delger Erdenesanaa   09/17/23  
Tens of thousands of people, young and old, filled the streets of Midtown Manhattan under blazing sunshine on Sunday to demand that world leaders quickly pivot away from fossil fuels dangerously heating the Earth. Their…
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Thousands of climate activists march in NYC, calling on Biden to declare climate emergency

By Miranda Nazzaro   09/17/23  
Tens of thousands of protestors kicked off a march Sunday in New York City, advocating for an end to fossil fuels while calling on President Biden to declare a climate emergency. Hundreds of organizations, climate…
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Press release: 600 thousand people around the world call for a fast and fair exit from fossil fuels: more than 700 actions in 65 countries

From September 15-17, people on every continent marched, rallied and took action for an end to the era of fossil fuels devastating our climate and worsening inequality.
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650+ Actions to End Fossil Fuels Planned Around the World

From September 15-17, people on every continent are marching, rallying and striking for an end to the era of fossil fuels devastating our climate and worsening inequality.
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‘Young people are freaked out’: Weekend climate change protests planned around US, globe

By Elizabeth Weise   09/15/23  
After a summer of record-smashing global warming events, advocates hope this weekend will bring some of the largest climate protests in years nationwide, including marches, school walk-outs and a major mobilization effort in New York…
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Global: Climate protests to call for an end to the use of fossil fuels

Millions of people at protests and events being held worldwide in coming days will call for a halt to the use of fossil fuels, echoing Amnesty International’s view that this is essential to try and…
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Meet the Shadowy Network Vilifying Climate Protestors

By Amy Westervelt and Geoff Dembicki   09/12/23  
Earlier this year, news footage began making the rounds on social media of young activists from the German climate organization Letzte Generation (Last Generation) being assaulted by their fellow citizens as they obstructed streets in…
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With TikTok and Lawsuits, Gen Z Takes on Climate Change

By David Gelles   08/19/23  
As Kaliko Teruya was coming home from her hula lesson on August 8, her father called. The apartment in Lahaina was gone, he said, and he was running for his life.
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New York’s Climate Strike and the Things That Make Teen-Agers March

By Alexandra Schwartz   09/20/19  
Each generation inherits the messes made by its predecessors, and their mythologies, too. Like many nineties kids, I grew up on stories and photographs of anti-Vietnam protests: young people in flared jeans and peacoats marching…
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